IDEA, CVS, SSH and Athlon 64/nforce4

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If you're having problems accessing CVS servers over SSH using IDEA and are running on a Athlon 64 with a Nvidia nforce4 chipset, like I had. You need to disable Checksum Offload in the Nvidia NIC driver advanced options:

Apparently, it is a general hardware problem which manifests itself with various network applications.

Thanks to Serge Baranov for the tip.